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The NSCA Foundation Platinum Partner Program recognises organisations with elite leadership qualities and the capability to influence change, and which are at the forefront of WHS risk elimination. For information on joining, visit www.nsca.org.au

RECOGNITION FOR EMPLOYEE WELLBEING PROGRAM: HEALTHDIRECT AUSTRALIA WINS GOLD! Healthdirect Australia has won “Through our internal Working Gold in Corporate Bodies Environment Group we were International’s (CBI’s) annual already doing a lot of activities client awards after implementing to support the health of our the Get Healthy at Work staff. The Get Healthy at Work program. program gives us access to CBI Dietitian and Exercise resources that help us structure Physiologist Nicole Arts and measure these,” she said. said the award is given to Since commencing the organisations that deliver value program in early 2017, to their employees, demonstrate Healthdirect Australia has hosted best practice and develop ‘a healthy cooking demonstrations, From left, Healthdirect Australia’s Get Healthy at Work team members Lyn West, workplace of choice’. provided individual coaching Alana Wright and Meghan Mann with CBI’s Nicole Arts. “The Get Healthy at Work sessions with dietitians and program is about the people, the exercise physiologists, and policies and the place. Healthy workers are encouraged walking meetings. NSW Government and equips employees productive workers, and if an organisation Healthdirect Australia’s next steps will with tools to make healthier decisions. is looking out for its employees’ physical involve developing a holistic wellbeing CBI delivers the program in workplaces and mental health they can expect to see strategy that will focus on supporting across NSW. boosted productivity and higher levels of both the physical and mental health of Healthdirect Australia Working concentration,” she said. employees. Environment Manager Lyn West said Designed to promote health and the program has provided a framework wellbeing in the workplace, the Get for managing wellbeing initiatives within Healthy at Work program is funded by the the company.

EMERGING TRENDS IN HAND SAFETY Ansell recently published its 2017 edition of the Hand Safety Report. The report seeks to understand and benchmark hand safety performance and emerging trends in safety practices, within Australia and New Zealand. The yearly report is conducted in partnership with NSCA Foundation. A total of 381 respondents were surveyed as part of the study from 18 October to 20 November 2017. In addition, one-onone interviews were carried out with 10 representatives from leading companies. All surveys were conducted with decisionmakers in worker safety, procurement and operational roles. In the survey, 50% of respondents indicated that their company’s overall safety performance has improved since

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2016. Organisations are moving away from a top-down approach, towards coaching employees to own the implementation of safety practices and establishing more

programs for workers to provide feedback. Despite the overall improvements, 47% of Safety Managers still say that they worry about worker underreporting of injuries, suggesting that the reported safety performance of many companies is overstated. The main reasons for underreporting are thought to be concerns about blame and punishment, with no clear trend of change. “The perceived fear of blame and punishment continues to stifle the true reporting of incidents. It seems incidents aren’t always being seen as a catalyst for improvement, and in some cases, are being disregarded,” said Jamie Burrage, NSCA Foundation General Manager. The full report is available for download at ppe.ansell.com.au.

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National Safety Mar 2018  

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National Safety is the official magazine of the NSCA Foundation. It is published 4 times a year by the Safety Solutions team at Westwick-Far...